Storyline 360 lets you adjust these properties for an embedded video:

  • How loud it is in relation to your overall course
  • Where it gets displayed and when it plays
  • Whether it has its own player controls
  • Whether it's compressed
  • What it's alt text and closed captions are
  • How it's arranged with other objects on the slide and what size it is

To access video properties, click once on the video you want to edit, then go to the Options tab on the ribbon.

Working with Video Options

Preview

Click this button to play the selected video. It'll play on the slide stage. Click the button again to stop it.

Video Volume

This changes the relative volume of your video. (This option isn't available for website videos.)

  • Low: Lowers the volume to 50% of the original.
  • Medium: Sets the volume at 100%, meaning there is no change to the original volume. This is the default option.
  • High: Raises the volume to 150% of the original.
  • Mute: Silences the video.

Edit Video

Click this button to edit the video.

When the built-in video editor opens, you can trim and crop to show only the portions you want; adjust the volume, brightness, and contrast to improve quality; and add a logo or watermark for branding.

To learn more about using the video editor, see this user guide.

This option isn't available for website videos, SWF files, or FLV videos with alpha channel transparency.

Show Video

This determines whether the video displays in the slide or in a new browser window.

Play Video

When do you want the video to start playing? Choose one of these options. (This property will be grayed out if you display the video in a new browser window—see above.)

  • Automatically: The video will start playing as soon as the slide's timeline reaches the start of the video object. For more information on working with the timeline, see this user guide.
  • When clicked: Select this option if you don't want the video to start playing until learners click it.   
  • From trigger: Select this option to start playing the video when a specific event has occurred, such as clicking a button. To learn more about triggers, see this user guide.

Show Video Controls

Choose Below video from the drop-down to add a separate playbar to the video, so learners can play, pause, rewind, and fast forward it.

Choose None if you'd prefer to omit the separate playbar for the video.

This option isn't available for website videos other than YouTube videos.

Compression

Choose Automatic from the drop-down to have Storyline compress your video files when you publish.

Choose None if you'd prefer not to compress your video files. Video quality will be higher, but it also results in larger files.

This feature is only available for MP4 videos created with baseline, main, or high profiles. All other video files will be compressed when published.

Add Captions
Edit Captions

This button will change depending on whether your video already has captions. Click it to open the closed captions editor where you can fine-tune imported captions or quickly add new ones with the help of caption placeholders that are already synced with your video.

Import
Export
Delete

Use these buttons to import, export, and delete closed captions. See this user guide for details.

Arrange

Arrange the video with other slide objects using the Bring Forward, Send Backward, and Align drop-down.

Size

Size the video on the slide using the Height and Width fields. Enter values in pixels.

The aspect ratio of your video will be maintained—when you change one value, the other value will automatically change for you.

Additional Right-Click Options for Working with Videos

You can access several more video options by simply right-clicking a video placeholder.

Preview

Select this option to play the video. It'll play on the slide stage. Click anywhere outside the video to stop it.

Set Poster Frame

Use this option to assign a placeholder image to your video. Choose a Picture from File or browse royalty-free Content Library Photos.

This is especially useful if you've configured your video to play only when learners click it. The poster frame will be visible to learners until they click it to play the video.

If you change your mind and want to remove the poster frame, right-click the video again, and select Remove Poster Frame.

Edit Video

Use this option to edit your video in the built-in video editor.

This option isn't available for website videos, SWF files, or FLV videos with alpha channel transparency.

Change Video

Use this option to swap out the original video without losing your video properties. Choose a Video from File or browse royalty-free Content Library Videos.

Change Embed Code

This option only pertains to website videos. Select this option to modify the embed code.

Group

Use this option to group a video with other objects on the slide.

This is useful if you want to rotate a video. Although videos can't be rotated by themselves, they can be rotated when they're grouped with another object.

Bring to Front

Send to Back

Use these options to arrange your video with other objects on the slide.

Rename

This lets you change the default name (Video 1, Video 2, etc.) assigned to videos in Storyline.

Another way to rename videos and other objects is to use the timeline.

Size and Position

This is another way to specify an exact size and position for your video. To learn more about the Size and Position window, see this user guide.

Accessibility

This opens the Size and Position window directly to the Accessibility tab where you can add alt text and closed captions.

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